‘I’ll Be Gone In the Dark’ Docuseries to Air on HBO in June


Two years after Michelle McNamara’s bestselling and critically acclaimed book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was released, a new trailer for the docuseries based on the book has been released! The six-episode series of the same title will follow McNamara’s investigation into the identity of the Golden State Killer, who was caught two months after the posthumous publication of McNamara’s book. The synopsis released by HBO calls I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: 

A detective story told in McNamara’s own words, through exclusive original recordings and excerpts from her book read by actor Amy Ryan. The series draws from extensive archival footage and police files, as well as exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors, and family members of the killer to weave together a picture of a complex and flawed investigation. It is a frightening document of an era when victims were often too ashamed to speak out and sexual crime was minimized in the press and the courtroom. Echoing McNamara’s writing, the series gives voice to the victims, and their experiences speak to the far-reaching, human cost of the decades-old case.

McNamara is best known for her blog True Crime Diaries. She researched the Golden State Killer case for years and is responsible for bringing public awareness to the cold case. Unfortunately, McNamara did not have the chance to finish her book before her death in 2016. With the help of her husband Patton Oswalt and fellow investigators Billy Jensen and Paul Haynes, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was completed and released to acclaim. The new series will be directed by Liz Garbus, who directed There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane, What Happened Ms. Simone?, and Who Killed Garrett Phillips? among many other documentaries. Patton Oswalt, Billy Jensen, and Paul Haynes will executive produce.

Check out the teaser for the project below, and be sure to watch the documentary on HBO on June 28!

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